Cathedral Tower Lit for Baby Loss Awareness Week

Sunday 9 October - Saturday 15 October

Footsteps Counselling & Care is a charitable organisation which offers professional counselling and support to anyone in Gloucestershire affected by fertility or pregnancy related issues, traumatic birth or baby loss.

This year is the 20th anniversary of Baby Loss Awareness Week (#BLAW) which is a global week of raising awareness and opening conversations about baby loss, and takes place from 9 - 15 October annually. The week culminates in a global wave of light on 15 October where candles are lit all over the world in remembrance of babies gone too soon. 

Each year buildings, homes and landmarks all over the country and indeed the world are lit up pink and blue for Baby Loss Awareness Week. We are delighted to be taking part in this by lighting the Cathedral Tower blue and pink between 9-15 October.

This year is also Footsteps 10th Anniversary, and they have lots of events and fundraising activities planned. This includes 'Snowdrops', a Baby Remembrance Ceremony held in Barnwood, Gloucester, on Thursday 13 October between 7pm-8pm. Please visit to find out more.

Further information about their service and contact details are available on their website and social media channels.

More information about Baby Loss Awareness Week can be found here.

Special Event
From October 9, 2022 To October 15, 2022
Opening times
9 October - 15 October
Other 12 College GreenGloucesterGL1 2LX
Booking not required

Getting Here

  • Address

    12 College Green Gloucester GL1 2LX
  • Map

  • How to find us

    The Cathedral is located in the historic heart of Gloucester and our spectacular tower can be seen from many spots in and around the city.

    Click here to download or print off a guide on ‘Getting to Gloucester Cathedral’

  • Parking

    We are sorry that due to limited space, parking in the Cathedral Close is restricted to pass holders only.

    There are eight disabled parking spaces which are for use by Blue Badge holders on a first come first served basis.

    However, there are several public car parks within easy walking distance of the Cathedral.

    To find out more please download our parking guide or click here for up-to-date information.

  • Arriving by Public Transport

    The Cathedral is located in Gloucester Town Centre, so the best way to get here is by public transport.

    We are a 10-15 minute walk from both the train and bus stations. You can also use Gloucester’s Park and Ride.

    Click here for more information about this service.

  • Cycling

    There are bike racks available on Cathedral Green. Route 41 of the National Cycle Network runs through the Cathedral grounds – find out more about the route here.